The evolution of the contemporary family and its consequences for public policy

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The evolution of the contemporary family and its consequences for public policy
Type of text :
Opinion and report
Type of referral :
Own initiative
Working group :
Section for social affairs and health
Date d'adoption
Date adopted : 10/22/2013
Rapporteur(s) :
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Bernard CAPDEVILLE
Liberal Professions Group
Overview
Présentation

Intense discussions were held, within French society, on the occasion of the adoption of the law opening up marriage to same-sex couples. Despite opinion polls and many demonstrations in favour of this development, there was a strong mobilization against this opening up. It is in this context that a citizen petition relative to the “bill opening up marriage to same-sex couples and all this entails” was brought before the Economic, Social and Environmental Council on 5 February 2013. This petition was inadmissible under Article 69 of the Constitution and Article 2 of the order of December 29 1958 establishing the framework law relative to the ESEC, according to which only the Prime Minister can bring a bill before our assembly. The Bureau of the Council however recognised “the contemporary evolution of the family and its consequences in terms of public policy”.